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Just Dance 2018 to come with brand new Kids’ Mode
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Just Dance 2018 to come with brand new Kids’ Mode

by Neil Watton (neil363)September 6, 2017

Just Dance has always come with a ‘fun’ vibe, but Ubisoft are obviously gunning for the younger audience with their next Just Dance release as they have today confirmed that Just Dance 2018 will come with an all-new Kids’ Mode.

Arriving on all motion controlled devices including Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and the good old Wii on October 26th, 2017, Just Dance 2018 will allow both parents and their children to enjoy the funky funky beat!

With a kid-friendly environment, tailored interface, scoring, choreographies and special characters, kids (both old and young) will be able to enjoy the game in complete autonomy, with positive and supportive feedback. The dedicated mode has been created in collaboration with the help of two child development experts: Martine Curtat-Cadet, childrens’ choreography expert, and Cristina Do Carmo De Sousa Gomes, childrens’ concept artist, seeing the Kids’ Mode be developed to be beneficial for kids’ motor development, with a design completely adapted to this specific audience.

As Curtat-Cadet explains: “Children aged between three and six quite often have difficulties reproducing fast and complex movements. The steps we have developed in these choreographies are associated with intentions that correspond to action verbs like running, climbing, flying, catching. Inevitably the child will learn and will integrate the choreographies naturally and not by imitation. Additionally, dancing really helps children to acquire scholarly skills like writing, reading and art as well.”

No less than eight songs have been choreographed to encourage healthy movement from the young ones with easier to handle choreographies and child friendly characters and universes in play… expect to see them embodying a fearless pirate on the deck of a ship; a supergirl off to save the world; a funky robot; a magical Halloween experience, and lots more.

For all this to happen, it is quite obvious that Just Dance 2018’s interface, in this mode at least, has been simplified, and it comes with less text and a continuous, random play mode that parents can decide to activate. The scoring system has been adapted too, in order to make it more generous and positive, for children to feel encouraged as they dance.

But that’s not the only news to come out of Ubisoft HQ regarding the game and whether you are young or old, you’ll no doubt be happy to hear that Just Dance 2018’s main mode will include “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s hit animated fantasy-adventure feature Moana , produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Check out the trailers below to see exactly how the fun and games will take place.

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Neil Watton (neil363)
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One. A massive racing fan, Forza 4 was the daddy of all Xbox titles but Forza Horizon 3 now trumps that. Online first person shooters are my hell....probably because my reactions are so poor, but give me a little Indie title and I'll be in heaven. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
  • andrewsqual

    RIP Destruction Derby creators Reflections that are forced to work on drivel like this.